My first exposure to this one wasn't Patti Smith, or even The Boss ... It was the 10,000 Maniacs rendition played constantly on "alt radio" in the mid-90's. I think I like this version best.
One of the more unexpected cover versions of a song, and one where I really like both the original and the reimagining.
Paging meat, E-6 and Algonad if I remember correctly.
I may have heard this version before I heard Stevie's.
A friend of mine proclaims the Black Crowes to be his favorite band. While I might not agree with him there, they do pretty great covers of the Band. And really, what more can you ask from a group?